Shuck and Jive

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Remembering Molly Ivins

We lost Molly Ivins in 2007. I was reminded of her as I perused Madpriest's blog and found this quote on the sidebar:

So keep fightin' for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don't you forget to have fun doin' it. Lord, let your laughter ring forth.

Be outrageous, ridicule the fraidy-cats, rejoice in all the oddities that freedom can produce. And when you get through kickin' ass and celebratin' the sheer joy of a good fight, be sure to tell those who come after how much fun it was.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, my Molly... Life hasn't been the same since she left us.

    She figured when it came to politics you could laugh or cry..or throw up, and laughing is much healthier.

    From the very first column she ever wrote for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram:

    "Should you happen to contravene a law made by the only politicians we’ve got, this too will become a matter of some moment to you. For example, if you happen to possess six or more phallic sex toys, you are a felon under Texas law. In their boundless wisdom, our solons decided that five or fewer of the devices make you a mere hobbyist."